20 April 2015


Later in life, architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh worked largely as a watercolourist, painting on paper numerous landscapes and flower studies.

 Arbutus (1915)

Fritillaria (1915)

"The drawings of wild flowers which Charles Rennie Mackintosh produced in 1915 are probably the most elegant and delicate of all. Fritillaria is a flower with such obvious appeal for him that it seems odd he had not drawn it before. The chequer-work on its petals is much like many of his decorative stencils, and he acknowledges his debt by repeating the dicing in the signature box. In Southern Britain, as an indigenous plant, Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris) is a rarity of ancient damp pasture. However, it is commonly grown in gardens." {source}

 Japanese Witch Hazel (1915)

 Mimosa (1924)

 Pine Cones and Needles (1915)

 Rosemary (1915)

 Spurge, Withyham (June 1909)

 Stagthorn, Walberswick (1914)

 Willow Herb, Buxstead (1919)

Winter Stock, Walberswick (1914)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's online catalogue.

La rue du Soleil

La rue du Soleil, Port Vendres (1926)